August 21, 2018 / Podcasts

Ask Mike: Why should I do a yearbook boot camp?

Written by Shiloh Scott

The latest episode of the Ask Mike podcast has dropped! On episode five, Mike Taylor, CJE, discussed yearbook boot camp with his guests, Allison Miller of Marcus High School, Flower Mound, Texas, and Susan McNulty of J.W. Mitchell High School, New Port Richey, Florida.

Miller runs a yearbook boot camp every year, one week before the start of the school year. Not only does the yearbook boot camp allow for an extra week of work time, it’s an important part of staff bonding.

McNulty’s yearbook staff meets for boot camp at the very beginning of the school year. They use that time to build on what they learned during summer workshops, as well as get a good start on the book.

Both advisers stressed the importance of staff bonding and the part their boot camp plays in it. They also talk about how they plan for a successful boot camp.

You can find “How do I do a yearbook boot camp?” at, along with older episodes of Ask Mike and our other WYPN podcasts.

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Shiloh Scott

Shiloh Scott was the Digital Marketing Manager for Walsworth. They enjoy working in a variety of mediums, from print to broadcast to social media. Shiloh holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.